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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 10, 2024

 

ONITY GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Florida   1-13219   65-0039856
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

1661 Worthington Road, Suite 100

West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 682-8000

 

Ocwen Financial Corporation

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value   ONIT   New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

As previously disclosed, Ocwen Financial Corporation (the “Company”) filed Articles of Amendment, effective June 10, 2024, to the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to change the name of the Company to Onity Group Inc. On June 10, 2024, the Company’s common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the name Onity Group Inc. and new trading symbol of “ONIT.”

 

The Company also filed a press release in connection with the effectiveness of the name change, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The information in this Item 7.01 and the related information in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

  Description
     
99.1   Press Release of Onity Group Inc. dated June 10, 2024
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File formatted in online XBRL (included as Exhibit 101)

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

  ONITY GROUP INC.
  (Registrant)
     
Date: June 10, 2024 By: /s/ Sean B. O’Neil
    Sean B. O’Neil
    Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Onity Group Inc.
   

 

OCWEN FINANCIAL OFFICIALLY REBRANDS AS ONITY GROUP

 

NYSE trading symbol (“ONIT”) expected to be effective market open on June 10, 2024

 

West Palm Beach, FL – (June 10, 2024) – Onity Group Inc. (NYSE: ONIT) (“Onity” or the “Company”), a leading non-bank mortgage servicer and originator, today announced that it has officially started operating under its new brand name effective Monday, June 10, 2024, replacing its former name, Ocwen Financial Corporation.

 

The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ONIT” at market open today.

 

Glen A. Messina, Chair, President and CEO of Onity Group, said, “Today marks the start of a new era for our Company and signifies our transformation, growth and expansion into a balanced and diversified business. We are proud of what we have built – a strong servicing platform with industry-leading cost and operational performance, multi-channel originations and asset management capabilities, and a technology-enabled global platform.”

 

Messina continued, “This is more than just a name change. It is part of the continued evolution of our Company that started more than five years ago. We now have a brand identity that reflects our Company, our people, and our commitment to delivering results. Our new name, derived from the phrase “on it;” our tagline, “we get it done;” and our vibrant, energetic visual identity collectively stand for a company that takes action, follows through on its commitments and is relentless in creating success for its customers and stakeholders. Onity represents who we are today, and I am excited for what the future holds.”

 

Onity’s primary brands, PHH Mortgage Corporation and Liberty Reverse Mortgage, are expected to begin rebranding to Onity Mortgage in the fall of this year.

 

About Onity Group

 

Onity Group Inc. (NYSE: ONIT) is a leading non-bank mortgage servicer and originator providing solutions through its primary brands, PHH Mortgage and Liberty Reverse Mortgage. PHH Mortgage is one of the largest servicers in the country, focused on delivering a variety of servicing and lending programs. Liberty is one of the nation’s largest reverse mortgage lenders dedicated to education and providing loans that help customers meet their personal and financial needs. We are headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices and operations in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, India and the Philippines, and have been serving our customers since 1988. For additional information, please visit onitygroup.com.

 

 
 

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements may be identified by a reference to a future period or by the use of forward-looking terminology. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “expect”, “believe”, “foresee”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “goal”, “strategy”, “plan” “target” and “project” or conditional verbs such as “will”, “may”, “should”, “could” or “would” or the negative of these terms, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words, and includes statements in this press release regarding the expected timing and potential impacts of our rebranding.

 

Forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. In the past, actual results have differed from those suggested by forward looking statements and this may happen again. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the timeline for completion of our rebranding activities, shareholder and counterparty response to our rebranding, the timing and receipt of licensing or other regulatory approvals related to the rebranding, changes in market conditions, the industry in which we operate, and our business, the actions of governmental entities and regulators impacting our business, developments in our litigation matters, and other risks and uncertainties detailed in our reports and filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 and any current report or quarterly report filed with the SEC since such date. Anyone wishing to understand Onity’s business should review our SEC filings. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, we disclaim any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

For Further Information Contact:

 

Dico Akseraylian, SVP, Corporate Communications

(856) 917-0066

mediarelations@onitygroup.com

 

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